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Book your Huayna Picchu Ticket in time
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Tips for timely booking of the Huayna Picchu Ticket

Machu Picchu is home to numerous tourist attractions such as the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Condor, the Sun Gate, and the Temple of the 3 Windows, among others. However, the biggest attraction year after year is the Huayna Picchu. The ascent of this mountain is considered one of the most incredible short hikes in the world. Because of this, many visitors want to get the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Ticket, the only ticket that allows entry. How to get the ticket to Waynapicchu in time? Here are some tips to get the ticket on time and live the best experience in the Wonder of the World.

Book your Huayna Picchu ticket on time by following these tips
Book your Huayna Picchu ticket on time by following these tips

What is Huayna Picchu?

Also known as Waynapicchu, it is the mountain that guards Machu Picchu in the northern part of the site. It is located 2,720 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.), almost 300 meters above the Inca enclosure. More than 600 years ago, on the edges of the mountain, the Incas built stone roads. In addition, they built in a cave the so-called Temple of the Moon, a place of worship at the top of the Wonder of the World. Climbing to the top of this summit is not easy. The roads are steep on the edge of breathtaking cliffs and, above all, tickets are hard to come by.

Today, ascending the trails of Huayna Picchu mountain is considered one of the most incredible short treks in the world. This is due to the adventure of walking along the narrow paths next to amazing ravines and surrounded by abundant flora and fauna. Also because of the splendid scenery that can only be glimpsed from the top. For many travelers, Machu Picchu would not be the same without a visit to Waynapicchu. The only way to experience this adventure is by reserving your entrance ticket in time.

The Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Access Ticket

The ticket also allows entrance to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Only 400 people can enter the Waynapicchu mountain daily. This is to safeguard the integrity of the tourist and the Inca site itself. Visitors enter in four groups or four different schedules.

  • Entrance 1: 07:00 a.m. to 08:00 a.m. (100 people)
  • Entrance 2: 08:00 a.m. to 09:00 a.m. (100 people)
  • Entrance 3: 09:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (100 people)
  • Entrance 4: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (100 people)

After touring the Waynapicchu mountain, tourists who entered group 1, can stay in Machu Picchu until noon. Group 2, until 01:00 p.m. Group 3, until 2 p.m. Group 4, until 3 p.m. The entrance to Machu Picchu is from 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., respectively. Huayna Picchu is only allowed to visitors over 12 years old.

Why book your Huayna Picchu ticket in time?

The Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket is the one that sells out the fastest due to the high demand and the few spaces available. This is why it is necessary to make the reservation in advance. How much time in advance is indicated? That depends on when you plan to visit: in the low tourist season (from October to March) or the high tourist season (from March to October).

  • Low tourism season: 2 months in advance.
  • High tourism season: 4 months in advance or more.

The ascent and descent of the Huayna Picchu mountain takes an average of 2 hours or 2 hours and 30 minutes. It is estimated to cover approximately 2 kilometers. The hike to the top of Waynapicchu is considered moderate-medium difficulty.

Tips on how to book the ticket in time and how to do it

Many tourists are unable to enter the Waynapicchu mountain, mainly because they could not book the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket in time. This is mainly because they could not book the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket in time. What to do to secure a ticket to the ‘Young Mountain’? The most important thing is to follow all the steps in time. Here are some tips:

  • Book the ticket through the internet and not when you are in Cusco or Machu Picchu.
  • Check the availability of the Huayna Picchu ticket in real time on our web platform, before making the reservation. Remember that you must do it 2 months in advance during the low tourist season and 4 months in the high season.
  • Verify that your documents (passport, identity card, university ID, etc.) are up to date at the time of booking.
  • Make the respective payment as soon as possible, otherwise, your reservation will be canceled and the requested ticket may be taken by another person.
  • Verify that the information on the ticket matches the information on the ID card or passport with which the reservation was made.

Other tips about the adventure in Huayna Picchu

Once you have reserved your Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket in time, you will only need to present it printed or on a digital device (Tablet, Smartphone) on the day of your visit. The Waynapicchu mountain is one of the most incredible experiences you can live in the Wonder of the World. To enjoy it to the fullest, pay attention to the following tips:

  • The trails of Huayna Picchu have signposts and safety ropes. For your good, the tourist should follow the established trails and not risk his life, challenging nature.
  • After securing the ticket to Waynapicchu, do the same with the train tickets if that is the way you want to get to the Inca site.
  • If you chose group 1 or group 2 for your entrance to Waynapicchu, it is necessary to spend the night in one of the hotels in Machu Picchu town to be early at the entrance time the next day.
  • If you chose group 3 or group 4 for your entrance to Waynapicchu, take the train very early in the morning if you do not wish to spend the night in Aguas Calientes.
  • To climb Huayna Picchu take only the necessary items such as water in a canteen, a hat, sunscreen, a camera, snacks, etc. You are only allowed to carry a backpack with a maximum of 5 kilos.
  • Only people over 12 years old can climb Huayna Picchu mountain. It is not necessary to be in excellent physical shape. The most important thing is the desire to reach the summit.

Advice from people who have been there

Huayna Picchu

Daniel D.By: Daniel D.

“The adventure and then the view pay off the effort!“

“The climb is not difficult at all, but it is tiring taking it easy makes it very bearable and you can enjoy landscapes that in no way can be seen from Machu Picchu. Reaching the top gives enormous satisfaction and is shared with hundreds of tourists who achieve the same moment. Do it in the dry season because, in the wet season, it must be more difficult.“


By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, April 17, 2024